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ABC
Nov 25, 2012 7:00am PST
resuming talks with president obama about keeping the country from plunging off the fiscal cliff into economic disaster. >> so let's bring in the host of abc's "this week" george stephanopoulos. good morning, sir. congress has gone home to the districts. is there any optimism that cooler heads will prevail and we'll see movement toward a deal quickly? >> there actually is. there are only five weeks left. everything has to happen before december 31st or everybody's taxes go up, and the spending cuts kick in. but the president has had his first meeting with the top congressional leaders. there's a fair amount of optimism that something will get done before the end of the year. not necessarily the whole big deal but maybe a down payment on deficit reduction combined with a commitment to hit the big numbers before the end of next year. >> in addition to the fiscal cliff, there's some big vak kis coming up in the president's cabinet, as well. we have the state department, we have treasury. those two we expected, even the cia now, the general petraeus scandal, three vacancies. >> three big
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
washington on the fiscal cliff talk. >> we're going to begin there. signs, perhaps, of a potential compromise there to avoid the so called fiscal cliff that would raise taxes on a typical american family by some $2,200. republican congressman tom cole, of oklahoma, is urging republicans to accept president obama's deal and allow the bush-era tax cuts on the wealthy to expire for now. so tax cuts for the middle class can stay in effect. but house speaker john boehner remains opposed, saying a tax hike on the wealthy will hurt the economy. >>> today, president obama is hosting mitt romney at the white house for a private lunch. after the election, the president promised to reach out to romney for his ideas. >>> and overseas, the u.s. could be getting more involved in the civil war in syria. "the new york times" is reporting the obama administration is considering options, including arming the rebel fighters there who have made progress in recent days in battling bashar al assad's forces. >>> and more trouble for president obama's expected nominee for secretary of state. susan collins
ABC
Nov 27, 2012 7:00am PST
lot to resolve at that hearing. >>> we're counting down to the fiscal cliff. over a month to go before everyone's taxes go up. both sides set to meet with business leaders this week. the company will take his campaign on the road, too, as more republicans appear willing to bend on their no new taxes pledge. jon karl is in washington. even though the president has been calling congressional leaders, they haven't made enough progress for another face-to-face negotiation. >> reporter: there's no face-to-face meeting even scheduled now between the president and congressional leaders. but i can tell you that high-level talks with staff are intensifying, with time running out. and republicans are expressing a newfound willingness to compromise on that long-standing republican pledge never to raise taxes. >> the pledge was designed -- >> reporter: meet the anti-tax enforcer. the man behind the pledge. grover norquist. >> republicans who vote for a tax increase are rat heads in a coke bottle. they damage the brand for everyone else. >> reporter: ronald reagan was part of the first pledg
ABC
Nov 26, 2012 7:00am PST
apart, george. >> jake tapper, thanks very much. >>> george, if you're worried about the fiscal cliff, well, there's always the power ball fever hitting everyone. the jackpot hitting a record $425 million. it could be higher before wednesday's drawing. john muller is right where people are lining up to buy the hot tickets. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, amy. this is where the dream begins for millions of americans at mom and pop shops like this. we're at the garden state news in new jersey. lines not so bad this morning, in and out. but they will be out the door by wednesday night. keep in mind, 425 million bucks comes with 425 million stresses. here's what you need to know. with no winner this weekend and three days before the next drawing, the frenzy to buy tickets for the biggest jackpot ever is in full swing, including georgia and florida, the first two states to allow hopefuls to buy online. now imagine it, you just won the $425 million. you've never felt better in your life, right? wrong. >> butterflies in your stomach wouldn't even begin to describe how your stomach f
ABC
Nov 25, 2012 4:00am PST
country from flu jing off the fiscal cliff. let's bring in george stephanopoulos. >> congress has gone home to the districts, any optimism that cooler heads will prevail and we'll see movement toward a deal quickly? >> there are only five weeks left. everything has to happen before december 31st. the president has had his first meetings with the top congressional leaders. there's a fair amount of optimism that something will get done before the end of the year. maybe a down payment on deficit reduction combined with a commitment to hit the big numbers. >> in addition to the fiscal cliff, some big vacancies coming up in the president's cabinet the state department, the treasury, even the cia, the general petraeus scandal, three vacancies now. >> and there's likely to be more shuffling in the president's cabinet. the president has signaled is favorite likely to be u.n. ambassador susan rice for secretary of state, she's faced a lot of opposition in house this week, republicans signed a letter not to appoint susan rice. the president hasn't made a final decision yet. if he went for i
ABC
Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
fiscal cliff, of tax increases and spending cuts, looming at year's end. today, that and president obama will meet with a group of middle-class americans, hoping to convince congress to protect tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 per year. >>> it will be another tough day of questioning for susan rice, the likely nominee to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. rice, facing critics for a second-straight day. they say she misled the public after the attacks in libya. rice said she was using the cia information available to her at that time. but after talks yesterday, republican senators, including john mccain, say they are even more troubled, now, about rice's responses. >>> and after the repeal of the don't ask/don't tell ban on gays in the military, four women are challenging the ban on women in combat. their lawsuit claims the 1994 rule keeping them out of ground combat also unfairly blocks them from promotion. it comes as officers are on aer is survey, asking if women would be a distraction in combat operations. >>> and police in new york, say a bus driver
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